Physician on Staff at Silver Cross Hospital is the First Female General Surgeon in Illinois to Perform Robotic Single-Incision Gallbladder Surgery
New Lenox, IL (April 24, 2014)— Dr. Laura Ragauskaite is the first female general surgeon in the state of Illinois to perform a da Vinci® Single-Site™ Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery) on March 17, 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Using robotic assistance, Dr. Ragauskaite, board certified general surgeon, and a surgical team at Silver Cross removed the patient’s gallbladder through a tiny one-inch incision in the belly button, leaving only a small, nearly invisible scar.
Silver Cross rewards mothers in May with Discounted Mammograms/Savings at Local Businesses
New Lenox, IL (April 24, 2014)—Moms are busy women. They take care of their family, home and community. Because they matter in the lives of so many, Silver Cross Hospital rewards these special women for taking care of themselves—not just on Mother’s Day, but every day. Women who join the free IMatter program receive valuable discountsat over 120 local businesses just for getting a mammogram at the Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health. To sign-up or for more information about the program, visit IMatter.silvercross.org.
Defend Against Skin Cancer
Silver Cross Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings in May
New Lenox, IL (April 23, 2014)- Summer is almost upon us, so it’s time to start practicing proper sun protection techniques in order to lower your risk of skin cancer. With more than 3.5 million skin cancers diagnosed each year in the United States, the American Cancer Society and Silver Cross want you to take precautions.
Silver Cross Hospital Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission
New Lenox, IL (April 21, 2014) – Silver Cross Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Silver Cross’ dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Silver Cross Community Benefit more than $48 Million in FY 2013
New Lenox, IL (April 16, 2014)— Silver Cross Hospital’s Community Benefit totaled over $48 million in community benefit in fiscal year (FY) 2013 (October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013). Included in the hospital’s Community Benefit was over $8.8 million in charity care (at cost) in which Silver Cross does not expect payment from patients. An additional $31 million in uncompensated services was provided through the government’s Medicare and Medicaid programs.